Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from hardwood with sanded smooth beveled edges. A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
3 years & up.This Wedgie Career People set include wooden self-standing figures with diverse backgrounds and careers. The set includes men and women in nontraditional roles. These figures work great with blocks, role playing, and teaching children about communities and careers. Use these durable wooden figures in a lesson about diversity, inclusion, or careers. Printed on both sides figures show the front and back details. Tallest figure stands 5 1/2" tall.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
3 years & up. A fantastic building activity that helps children develop a sense of geometry and spatial awareness, as well as hand-eye coordination. The distinct angle of the bamboo pieces create endless possibilities for making exciting shapes and structures. Play with it as a game or construction activity. Includes 24 angular bamboo rings and an activity guide.
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
4 years & up. Build limitless creations with IO Blocks®! Each set is comprised of 12 unique plastic shapes and features 6 colors; red, blue, green, tan, black and white. Curved elements add design options. Blocks connect with a secure, yet easily adjustable friction fit. Choose between 76 piece, 114 piece, 192 piece, and 500 piece sets.
3 years & up. Building blocks that glow! These beautifully colored building blocks are different than the traditional building blocks because they are built from a powered base and every block lights up as you stack them. There are endless possibilities to fulfill imagination and creativity since there is not a wrong way to stack the blocks. Use Light Stax as a custom night light with 3 light modes: solid, flashing, and fading. All three modes have a 15 minute auto shut-off. Expand your imagination… More »
3 years & up. This 19-piece magnetic building set by Panelcraft® comes in a rainbow of beautiful colors. Each square panel measures 9" x 9" and connects on the corners with an enclosed magnet. Make large structures, towers, play houses and more. Made from high-quality ABS plastic and 3/8" rare earth magnets sealed inside each piece.
3 years & up. Bring out your child's inner architect with this classic log building set. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow & natural; green roof planks & red gables.250 pieces in heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard and tree house all at the same time!
3 years & up. Young future farmers will enjoy down on the farm?fun with this fully assembled, wooden barn. Two-story barn is stocked with seven realistic plastic farm animals, a wooden ladder and a folding corral. Chunky handles let you take this little bit of 'country' wherever you go. Fold-able wooden barn comes complete with seven farm animals, folding corral and ladder. 13 1/2"L x 10 1/2"W x 7"D.
2 years & up. This set of smooth, hardwood blocks has red, blue, green and yellow plexiglass inserts that will make play time a more colorful experience. The shapes include squares, rectangles, triangles and half-circles that will be sure to compliment and add nice accents with any other wood block sets you may own.
9 months & up. Build life sized forts, walls, and more with these soft, primary blocks by Children's Factory. These blocks are the perfect stacking toy for little ones to learn about shapes and colors. This playset is an exceptional tool for helping to stimulate imagination and creativity, visual sensory development, and develop spatial perception. The soft material makes them extra safe to knock down and more. Blocks are made of easy-to-clean polyurethane material. Blocks measure 5 1/2"H… More »
2 years & up. Add a new dimension to manipulative play with this 96 piece set. Simply clip the edges together to create an unlimited array of constructions. Build people, buildings, animals and more. Explore symmetry versus asymmetry, discover color combinations. Strengthens design, structure and balance skills. Enhance the designs by creating them on top of a light table.
12 months & up. Get ready to roll with cars, trucks, planes, boats, helicopters, and construction vehicles in bold primary colors! Wheels roll, propellers spin! Includes clear storage pail with 30 various vehicles, approximately 3"L. These toys are dishwasher safe and have no sharp edges. The boats float for fun water play and the cars roll across the floor without making any noise or leaving any marks.
3 years & up. Incorporate block play in your child's learning with these Block Mate Dinosaurs. This set of dinosaurs promotes fine motor skills and dramatic play. Use these colorful blocks as props in a lesson about the prehistoric era. Encourage children to mix and match the interchangeable body parts to make your own unique dinosaur. This set includes 5 dinosaurs: Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and Brontosaurus. Unit blocks sold separately.
3 years & up. This sturdy wooden incline ramp invites children to explore STEM concepts through prediction and experimentation. The six varying textures give children the opportunity to test the effects of surfacing, weight, and velocity on the potential speed and function of different objects. Ramptastic also introduces simple machines to children and is the perfect addition to the STEM toys in your classroom. Activity cards included. Cars sold separately. Measures 4 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W x 12 1/2"L.
4 years & up. This highly detailed set of 10 diecast safety vehicles will inspire community awareness and are perfectly sized for little hands to hold. Each vehicle is 3 inches long. Set includes a helicopter, ambulance, ladder truck, and wrecker.
3 years & up. Build to new heights with this fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks, and rocks! This set of lightweight foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. The foam construction is water proof, but not UV-resistant; if kept outside for a long time, the colors will fade. Included: 20-piece Cinder Block Set, 25-piece Rock Wall Builder Set, 25-piece Brick Builder Set, and 25-piece Ice Brick Builder Set.
3 years & up. Turn big building ideas into a big city! These Big City Building Blocks feature an array of blocks to construct tall or short buildings along with trees, bushes, and people to bring the city to life. Each building project supports the development of creativity, gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Blocks are made from natural finished hardwood. Included: 24 Building Blocks, 6 People Blocks, 2 Bush Blocks, and 4 Tree Blocks.
18 months & up. This ten-piece set of friends and family represents multiple cultures, ages, and genders. There are even two different pets! These easy to grip pieces are great for promoting dramatic play and fine motor skills. Children can role-play people in their family, circle of friends, neighborhood, and more! Use these figures in brightly colored clothes in a lesson about diversity and inclusion. The Tallest figure is 5" tall. Blocks not included.
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. These friends make the perfect addition to any dollhouse and are able to teach so many about different types of people. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures.